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now sainted friend, the late Rev. Dr Philip. mitted the case to the Court for their adMy last visit was to him at the Hankey Mis- vice. sion Station, a few days before I quitted the The Rev. Dr YOUNG, of Perth, said, that shores of Africa. His frame was then help the committee had power to give missionary less as infancy; but, he said, with a pathos grants to that presbytery, but had no power and solemnity worthy of his best days_“You to put them on the same footing for suppleare going home; I'll give you a word to the menting as the churches at home. How could churches. Tell them that there has been too they do so, unless they put them under the much talking and too little action too much

lation to this matter excitement and too little prayer-too much of which our own congregations are under ? man and too little of God. The world will The Rev. JOSEP# Hay, Arbroath, movednever be converted at this rate." Amen, “ That the Synod, while desiring the prosand Amen. The moderator then pronounced perity of that presbytery as a sister church, the benediction, and the large meeting se- and willing to aid them in missionary work, parated.

as far as may be deemed proper, yet as the

rules of supplement of stipend embrace only MISSION BUSINESS.

the congregations of the United Presbyterian Caffraria.-The Synod, at its meeting on Church, they cannot be extended to them, or Thursday forenoon, proceeded to consider to any other sister church." a special Report of the Board of Missions The Rev. Dr BAIRD, of Paisley, seconded giving an account of the circumstances which the motion, which was agreed to. led to the sending out of a Commissioner to Second Congregation, Errol.- The SecreCaffraria, of the things which he did in Caffre tary of the Board of Missions reported that land, of the Report which he submitted to the under the Synod's remit of last year respectBoard, and of the decisions of the Board with ing an allowance to the Rev. Mr Russell of regard to said Report. As this document Errol, the Home Committee of the Board had referred to a variety of matters, some of them recommended the Synod's Treasurer to pay involving questions of delicacy, the Synod pro- a sum of L.30 from the Synod Fund. The ceeded to the discussion with closed doors. Synod approved, and agreed that a grant of On the motion of Dr Beattie, a committee was the same amount be paid to Mr Russell for appointed, to withdraw and prepare a minute the current year. on the subject for recommendation to the Retiring Members of Mission Board.— The Synod. Dr Beattie, as convener of this com- Secretary read the names of the retiring mittee, subsequently reported that the com- members of the Board. Among them, he mittee had unanimously agreed to recom- said, was the Rev. Mr Gorrie of Kettle, now mend to the adoption of the Synod the fol- deceased. They had lamented deeply the lowing motion : " That the Synod received loss which they had sustained in his removal. the report of the Foreign Committee of the He had been regular in his attendance, took Board of Missions on the Mission to Caffraria, a deep interest in the business before them, and that, without entering into all the matters was candid and explicit in his statements, contained in the voluminous documents on and his judgments had ever been listened to which it is founded, agreed to approve of the with much respect and attention. The Sediligence of the committee of the zeal, dili- cretary also noticed the obligations they were gence, and self-denial of the Commissioner, under to their chairman, Mr James Young, the Rev. Henry Renton, in the discharge of for the able manner in which he presided over the arduous duties entrusted to him—and not their proceedings. to disturb the final decision, in cumulo, to Vote of thanks to the Mission Board. It was which the Mission Board came in the case of moved by the Rev. Mr Pringle, and seconded Mr Niven, and in which he expressed his by the Rev. Mr Marshall, that a special exacquiescence" - This recommendation was pression of thanks be tendered to the memunanimously adopted by the Synod.

bers of the Mission Board, and especially to Application of Mr Garnet.— The Secretary Mr James Young, the chairman, and Mr requested the direction of the Synod, on an Somerville, the secretary of the Board. The application to the Mission Board from the Moderator accordingly, addressing these two Rev. Mr Garnet, a minister of colour, belong- gentlemen, expressed the great obligations ing to the Presbyterian Church of North under which the church lay to the Board, for America, who wished to be admitted into the the wisdom, fidelity, and diligence with which United Presbyterian Church, and sent out as they discharged their highly onerous duties; a missionary to Jamaica. After some discus- and stated, from his personal experience, that sion as to ints of f it was unanin

the labours of the gentlemen composing it agreed that the Mission Board should com- had exceeded in amount anything which, but municate with the presbytery to which Mr for that experience, he could have believed. Garnet belonged, and receive him into the Mr YOUNG, in a few appropriate remarks, church, if, on examination, he were found to acknowledged the compliment. be properly qualified.

Vote of Thanks to Mr Renton.-It was moved Presbytery of Ireland. The Secretary read by the Rev. Mr Marshall, Coupar-Angus, and an application made to the Board of Home seconded doy the Rev. Mr Pringle, that the Missions from the Presbytery of Ireland, re- thanks of the Synod be given to the Moquesting them to supplement the stipends of derator, the Rev. H. Renton, for the great two ministers there. He did not consider and important services he had rendered to that they had any authority to do so, but sub- the church in undertaking, and so admirably

executing, the important and arduous mission merous population, its internal resources, to Caffraria confided to him.Mr Renton and its intimate and important relation briefly acknowledged this vote.

to Britain; secondly, on account of the

poverty, ignorance, and superstition of its MEMBERS OF MISSION BOARD.

people; thirdly, on account of the preAt the recommendation of a committee ap- sent favourable feeling towards Protestantpointed to prepare a list of members for the ism, and the very general desire felt for Mission Board, in room of those who retire Bible instruction; fourthly, on account of this year by rotation, and of Mr Gorrie, the success attending the efforts of other deceased, the Synod elected several ministers, churches, and the probable, if not greater, by the addition of whom the Board is now prosperity that would attend ours; and constituted as follows:

Jastly, on account of the moderate expense
Ministers.
Elders.

at which labourers there can be supported,

as compared with other parts of the mission Dr M‘Kerrow. J. Mitchell.

field. The memorialists urged, in addition, W. B. Young. Alex. Sinclair. " that if Ireland were Protestant, it would be P. M'Dowall. E. Gentleman. a much more prosperous and productive G. Jeffrey, P. Ballingall.

country; it would be a bulwark against, inG. Johnston W. Philips.

stead of a friendly land for the spread of,

Romanism; and finally, it would supply the John Cooper. J. Boyd.

best agents, in its converted priests and zeal. Dr Smith. J. Duncan.

ous laymen, for destroying the power of Dr Anderson. T. M. Dunn.

Rome in other lands.” In conclusion, the W. France. R. A. Bogue.

overture expressed a hope that such consiA. M'Ewen. J. Duff.

derations would induce the Synod at once to

approve of the object of this overture, and to T. Finlayson. George Clark.

instruet the Mission Board accordingly. J. Steedman. D. Yuille.

Mr BURGESS, Glasgow, supported the overDr M'Farlane. W. Muirhead.

tures, and after several members of Synod Dr Jn. Taylor. Jn. W. Jameson. had expressed their opinion in favour of the J. Edwards. W. Lambie.

object, it was agreed to adjourn the deliver

ance of the Synod, that Dr Bryce, Belfast, J. L. Aikman. James Marshall. and Mr Heather, Secretary of the Primitive H. Renton. D. J. Robertson, Methodist Mission, who had expressed a willDaniel Kerr. J. W. Gatherall.

ingness to speak upon the subject in advoJ. S. Taylor. John Logan.

cacy of the claims of Ireland, might have an Robert Frew. Robert Henderson. opportunity of doing so. James Marshall, Chairman.

The Rev. Dr Bryce,of Belfast, in the course now sainted friend, the late Rev. Dr Philip. mitted the case to the Court for their adMy last visit was to him at the Hankey Mis- vice. sion Station, a few days before I quitted the The Rev. Dr YOUNG, of Perth, said, that shores of Africa. His frame was then help- the committee had power to give missionary less as infaney; but, he said, with a pathos grants to that presbytery, but had no power and solemnity worthy of his best days— “ You to put them on the same footing for suppleare going home; I'll give you a word to the menting as the churches at home. How could churches. Tell them that there has been too they do so, unless they put them under the much talking and too little action—too much same injunctions in relation to this matter excitement and too little prayer—too much of which our own congregations are under ? man and too little of God. The world will The Rev. Joseph Hay, Arbroath, movednever be converted at this rate." Amen, “ That the Synod, while desiring the prosand Amen. The moderator then pronounced perity of that presbytery as a sister church, the benediction, and the large meeting se- and willing to aid them in missionary work, parated.

of the adjourned discussion, said, that after PROPOSED MISSION TO IRELAND.

the statements made by the brethren who This subject came before the Synod in the had supported the overture, he deemed it shape of two overtures--one from the Pres- quite superfluous to say a word on the necesbytery of Glasgow, and the other from the sity and importance of missionary operations directors of the Congregational Missionary in Ireland. He felt it might be useful, howSociety, College Street, Edinburgh. The ever, to say a word or two on the objects at Glasgow overture, which was unanimously which such operations should aim, as he beagreed to by that presbytery, set forth lieved there were mistaken and defective ideas “That, inasmuch as Ireland, at this time, in abroad on this subject. First, He thought it the spirit of inquiry which has been awakened essential that endeavours should be made to in the desire to hear the Gospel, extensively awaken vital godliness among nominal Promanifested by its inhabitants, and in the reli- testants, in order that their influence on Rogious movements which are going forward, man Catholics, among whom they live, or presents a deeply interesting, inviting, and who live among them, may become more important field for missionary effort, the Sy- generally salutary than hitherto. Secondly, nod resolve to take immediate steps for the That without being anxious to bring people commencement and zealous prosecution of a out of the Church of Rome, earnest endeamission, or adopt such other measures as vours should be made to foster, perhaps to may be judged best for promoting the evan- create, an evangelical or Jansenist party gelisation of that country." The overture within that church. He stated that by the from the Congregational Missionary Society liberality of a gentleman, a member of the of South College Street commenced by refer- United Presbyterian Church, whom it was ring to the comparative neglect which had not necessary to name, as the act would itself been shown by Protestant Scotland to Roman characterise him-(he was understood to Catholic Ireland, as contrasted with the at- mean Mr Henderson of Park)—the presbytention which was paid to the distant spheres tery to which he belonged had been enabled of labour, and claimed the attention of the to start a mission to the Roman Catholics, on Synod to the important question, “Should not these principles, within the last three or four the United Presbyterian Church adopt Ire- months. He then gave a brief account of land as a field of missionary labour ?" Ire- the proceedings of this incipient mission and land claimed attention as a field of mis- its difficulties, with some encouraging indicasionary labour, first, on account of its nu- tions of success.

as far as may be deemed proper, yet as the

rules of supplement of stipend embrace only MISSION BUSINESS.

the congregations of the United Presbyterian Caffraria.—The Synod, at its meeting on Church, they cannot be extended to them, or Thursday forenoon, proceeded to consider to any other sister church.” a special Report of the Board of Missions The Rev. Dr BAIRD, of Paisley, seconded giving an account of the circumstances which the motion, which was agreed to. led to the sending out of a Commissioner to Second Congregation, Errol.— The SecreCaffraria, of the things which he did in Caffre- tary of the Board of Missions reported that land, of the Report which he submitted to the under the Synod's remit of last year respectBoard, and of the decisions of the Board with ing an allowance to the Rev. Mr Russell of regard to said Report. As this document Errol, the Home Committee of the Board had referred to a variety of matters, some of them recommended the Synod's Treasurer to pay involving questions of delicacy, the Synod pro- a sum of L.30 from the Synod Fund. The ceeded to the discussion with closed doors. Synod approved, and agreed that a grant of On the motion of Dr Beattie, a committee was the same amount be paid to Mr Russell for appointed, to withdraw and prepare a minute the current year. on the subject for recommendation to the Retiring Members of Mission Board.— The Synod. Dr Beattie, as convener of this com- Secretary read the names of the retiring mittee, subsequently reported that the com- meinbers of the Board. Among them, he mittee had unanimously agreed to recom- said, was the Rev. Mr Gorrie of Kettle, now mend to the adoption of the Synod the fol- deceased. They had lamented deeply the lowing motion :-" That the Synod received loss which they had sustained in his removal. the report of the Foreign Committee of the He had been regular in his attendance, took Board of Missions on the Mission to Caffraria, a deep interest in the business before them, and that, without entering into all the matters was candid and explicit in his statements, contained in the voluminous documents on and his judgments had ever been listened to which it is founded, agreed to approve of the with much respect and attention. The Sediligence of the committee—of the zeal, dili- cretary also noticed the obligations they were gence, and self-denial of the Commissioner, under to their chairman, Mr James Young, the Rev. Henry Renton, in the discharge of for the able manner in which he presided over the arduous duties entrusted to him—and not their proceedings. to disturb the final decision, in cumulo, to Vote of thanks to the Mission Board. It was which the Mission Board came in the case of moved by the Rev. Mr Pringle, and seconded Mr Niven, and in which he expressed his by the Rev. Mr Marshall, that a special exacquiescence”—This recommendation was pression of thanks be tendered to the memunanimously adopted by the Synod.

bers of the Mission Board, and especially to Application of Mr Garnet.— The Secretary Mr James Young, the chairman, and Mr requested the direction of the Synod, on an Somerville, the secretary of the Board. The application to the Mission Board from the Moderator accordingly, addressing these two Rev. Mr Garnet, a minister of colour, belong- gentlemen, expressed the great obligations ing to the Presbyterian Church of North under which the church lay to the Board, for America, who wished to be admitted into the the wisdom, fidelity, and diligence with which United Presbyterian Church, and sent out as they discharged their highly onerous duties; a missionary to Jamaica. After some discus- and stated, from his personal experience, that sion as to points of form, it was unanimously the labours of the gentlemen composing it agreed that the Mission Board should com- had exceeded in amount anything which, but municate with the presbytery to which Mr for that experience, he could have believed. Garnet belonged, and receive him into the Mr Young, in a few appropriate remarks, church, if, on examination, he were found to acknowledged the compliment. be properly qualified.

Vote of Thanks to Mr Renton. It was moved Presbytery of Ireland.—The Secretary read by the Rev. Mr Marshall, Coupar-Angus, and an application made to the Board of Home seconded by the Rev. Mr Pringle, that the Missions from the Presbytery of Ireland, re- thanks of the Synod be given to the Moquesting them to supplement the stipends of derator, the Rev. H. Renton, for the great two ministers there. He did not consider and important services he had rendered to that they had any authority to do so, but sub- the church in undertaking, and so admirably

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lings of the United Presbyterian Symod. euting, the important and arduous mission merons population, its in to Caffraria confided to him.-Jr Renton and its intimate and important briefly acknowledged this vote.

to Britain; sondig, oman. MEMBERS OF MISSION BOARD.

porerts, ignorance, and superstit

people stands on as At the recommendation of a committee as sent feromrande facing this Pin

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this year by rotation, and of Mr Gorrie, she sticcess stending Stue oferte
deceased, the Synod elected several ministers, churches, me te me
by the addition of whom the Beard is so presente sito in sets
constituted as follows:-

Ministers. Elders.
Dr MKerrow. J. Mitebell

field. The memo
W. B. Young Ales. Sinclair
P. MEDowall.

E. Gentleme
G. Jeffrey, P. Balling entri me te a
G. Johnston
W. Philips

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John Cooper. J. Bord
Dr Smith.

J. De
Dr Anderson.

T. V. De Zumeister i
W. Franee.

B. 4. Bogue
A. NEEwen.
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agente de tre
T. Finlayson. George Cart
J. Steedman. D.IS
Dr MFarlane.
Dr Jn. Taylor, J.Jan
J. Edwards.
J.L. Aikman. James Maria
H. Renton. D.I. Roberts
Daniel Kerr. J. Gal
J.S. Taylor Jón La
Robert Free Robert Benden

James Marshall, Carnet
PROPOSED MISSION TO HELSE
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bytery of Glasgow, and the site som mieste
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commencement and is mission, or adap sud e may be judged best for sending te con from the Congressos de ring to the comparez se tu sa Catholie Ireland, entzat et tention which was a frente of labour, and emer te in the the United Presbyterian Cance is the land as a field of missionary and land claimed attentions bet sionary labour, fire, on set of te

Synod to the important me familia

The Rev. Mr HEATHER was heard at a sub- committee on Foreign Correspondence, gave sequent sederunt. He felt deeply indebted in their report.-. The correspondence during to the United Presbyterian Church for the the past year has been confined to Geneva kindness and courtesy with which he had and France. The committee had determined been received by the ministers in the places to invite correspondence with the ancient and towns which he visited. They wanted church of the Waldenses. Its doctrinal charto raise L.1120, and from the United Pres- acter, its church-polity, and its freedom, as byterian Church in the towns which he had well as its dangers in the midst of enemies, visited, they had received already L.600. rendered it just such a church as ought to Within the last few years about 21,000 Irish have cordially held out to it the right hand of Romanists had left Popery, and betaken christian fellowship from the churches of Brithemselves to Protestantism, but he did not tain. The committee had fulfilled the Synod's mean to say that these 21,000 were now in instructions, to send a deputation to the meetIreland. During the last few weeks the move- ing of the French Synod in January last. ment had greatly progressed, and, he believ- That meeting followed so soon after the last ed, they could now number 26,000 converts violent revolution in the affairs of France, from the Popish creed. He pointed out evi- that they had hesitated for a little about senddences of reform and improvement in several ing any deputation. But on receiving from parts of Ireland, accompanying his state- M. Monod, an assurance of the intention of ments with amusing and interesting anec- the Synod at least to attempt a meeting, that dotes, taking one or two facts from Con. foreign deputies would run no very imminent naught, two or three from Munster, and some hazard, and that the presence of deputies from from other districts. He concluded by say- British churches would at once be useful and ing that there seemed to be before all the refreshing, they had hesitated no longer. societies an open field which they could not The Rev. Henry Angus, of Aberdeen, who had overtake. The society which he represented represented the Synod at this meeting of the employed 97 agents, who laboured in 1134 French brethren, wrote :-" The delegates stations. It occurred to him that, observing were about thirty in number, and better spethe deep and growing anxiety of the Unit- cimens of the christian pastor and evangelist, ed Presbyterian Church to do something for for their devotional spirit, their brotherly Ireland, if this Synod would pay eight or ten love, and their devotedness to their work, in agents, their committee would have no ob- many respects so very difficult, it never was jection, he thought, to select these agents- my happiness to meet or mingle with. Their converted men and take them under their sessions were throughout, and without excepsuperintendence, until this church might see tion, characterised by the utmost freedom as their way clearly into the country with a dis- well as tenderness, mutual confidence, and tinct organisation. These agents would cost charity; and I shall always retain a fragrant, from L.25 to L.40 a-year, and would send and I hopean edifying, remembrance of them.” their reports to this church once in two Though no interruption had hitherto been months or once in three months, as might offered to the preaching, or the more private be thought proper.

evangelistic labours of the brethren in Paris, Mr MacGill, of Glasgow, said he took it yet they had reason to be alarmed at the state for granted that a great movement was going of the law in regard to religious liberty in on in Ireland, and that there was a loud call France, and at the intimacy between the Jeon them to assist in it. The great difficulty, suits of France and its present ruler. In the however, was the present state of the funds departments remote from the capital, perseof the church. For the purpose of suggest- cution had already begun. Protestant teaching a means of raising such funds as might ers had been expelled from their schools; be necessary, he would move the following colporteurs, whose only merchandise was as the deliverance of the Synod :-" That the word of God, had been condemned for they agree to express the deep interest felt selling bad books; and evangelists had been by the Synod in the subject of missionary cast into prison for preaching the Gospel. Six effort in Ireland, and their sense of the obli- congregations had, within the last year, apgation to prosecute such efforts in so far as plied for admission to the union. One of these the church may furnish funds for this purpose; had been refused, the other five admitted, and agree to remit the subject to the Mission the churches belonging to the Synod now Board, and request them to consider whether number eighteen. Each of these churches funds may not be advantageously solicited in had been visited during the year by a compromotion of this object from the young peo- mittee of Synod. Some of them have, during ple in the congregations of the church, and the year, made considerable additions to their that the thanks of the Synod be given to the membership. The multitude of fellowship Rev. Mr Heather for the interesting state- meetings in these infant churches, and the ments he has submitted."

remarkable spirit of liberality evoked among Dr SMART seconded the motion, which, after them since their secession, were specially nosome discussion, was agreed to unanimously. ticed. One little flock, composed of only

The MODERATOR conveyed the thanks of thirty members, and these poor, raised L.50 the Synod to Mr Heather.

for the support of its pastor, besides contri

buting in a similar proportion to the other CORRESPONDENCE WITH FOREIGN CHURCHES.

funds of the Union.

M. DURAND, of the Belgian Evangelical SoDr ANDREW THomson, the convener of the ciety, or Belgian Missionary Church, then

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